A magazine article this week covered a new feature from 3VR that encrypts people within video surveillance to protect the innocent. While it should be helpful in obscuring identities of people in surveillance video released to the public, it is unlikely to prevent security users from seeing the identity of people's faces. One of the criticisms made in the article is that surveillance systems should only record when suspect activity is detected. This is simultaneously understandable and yet infeasible. It's not possible to consistently determine who is suspicious before-hand. Any encrypted video must be enabled to be decrypted so that investigators can determine who the suspect actually is.
The feature is not released in production currently. 3VR plans to release support in 2010.
[Update: This feature was never released.]
Related Reports on Privacy
Milestone XProtect 2019 R1 Tested
on May 15, 2019
For the past few years, Milestone has released quarterly software updates XProtect VMS platform. What is new and how much impact do the updates...
Bastille Cell Phone Tracking Profile
on Apr 30, 2019
Is tracking someone by their cellphone the next generation of surveillance?
Bastille is a US startup which tracks people by their cellphone or...
Bezos-Funded Deep Sentinel Tested
on Mar 28, 2019
Backed by Jeff Bezos, the Silicon Valley startup, Deep Sentinel, has declared:
No One Does Home Security Like We Do
Our Surveillance Team has...
Genetec Security Center 5.8 Tested
on Mar 19, 2019
Genetec has released Version 5.8. This comes after a wait of more than a year that caused frustrations for many Genetec partners.
City Physical Security Manager Interview
on Mar 14, 2019
This physical security pro is the Physical Security Manager for the City of Calgary. He is a criminologist by training with an ASIS CPP credential....
Most Recent Industry Reports
Access Control Job Walk Guide
on May 22, 2019
Significant money can be saved and problems avoided with an access control job walk if you know what to look for and what to ask.
Dahua USA Celebrates 5 Years of Errors
on May 21, 2019
Dahua USA is, in their own words, 'celebrating' 5 years in North America or as trade magazine SSN declared:
Dahua Technology finds success in...
Axis ~$150 Outdoor Camera Tested
on May 21, 2019
Axis has released the latest in their Companion camera line, the outdoor Companion Dome Mini LE, a 1080p integrated IR model aiming to compete with...
Inside Look Into Scam Market Research
on May 17, 2019
Scam market research has exploded over the last few years becoming the most commonly cited 'statistics' for most industries, despite there clearly...